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ERIC Number: ED266098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Differential Stress Levels in Primary Versus Secondary Classrooms.
Jones, J. Reid
A study investigated sources of stress among 61 elementary and secondary school teachers who had attended an inservice stress clinic. Teachers completed test or survey instruments which collected data on problem situations for classroom teachers, including personal information on their teaching situations, job satisfaction, consideration of leaving the profession, and frequency of experiencing minor discomforts such as headaches. Although K-6 grade teachers showed higher levels of distress on all of the stress related items, the magnitude of their differences from 7-12 grade teachers was usually small and nonsignificant. Job satisfaction appeared to increase with teaching higher grade levels. More reports of routine problems and life change adjustments correlated with lower grade levels. Teachers with higher job satisfaction scores thought less frequently about leaving the profession. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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